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SAE Charges Rescinded

March 30, 2012

When Dartmouth College receives a credible allegation that an undergraduate student or student organization has violated Dartmouth's Standards of Conduct, that allegation is investigated by the Undergraduate Judicial Affairs Office (UJAO). If the investigation indicates that there is reliable evidence that a Standard of Conduct has been violated, a charge is issued and the case is referred to the Committee on Standards and/or the Organizational Adjudication Committee for a hearing. Following the issuance of the charge and prior to hearing, the UJAO continues to gather witness statements and other information. Charges may be modified or withdrawn in light of the information received.

In the current case involving alleged hazing by individual members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, information initially presented to the UJAO supported the charges. Information received subsequently, however, indicated that the initial information contained inaccuracies and was not a sufficient basis for the charges to proceed to hearing. Accordingly, all those charges against individuals have been rescinded. Organizational charges against SAE remain pending.

Last Updated: 9/9/15